The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), the organization that helps fundraise to elect Republicans to the United States Senate, posted a fundraising tweet in the moments after Amy Coney Barrett‘s nomination to the Supreme Court that immediately drew harshly critical reactions for attempting to co-opt Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘s legacy.
At 5:07 pm ET, and then again at 5:12 pm ET, the organization posted tweets promoting a T-shirt featuring a “limited edition” T-shirt with Barrett shown wearing a crown and the slogan “Notorious A.C.B.” Clicking the link goes to an NRSC fundraising website, which offers the shirt for any donation of $25 or more.
🚨 LIMITED EDITION: Show your support for Pres. Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, with your very own Notorious A.C.B. t-shirt! Claim yours here ⬇️https://t.co/qi1eWqTz17
— The Senate Majority (@NRSC) September 26, 2020
this is obscenely disrespectful and will backfire on the @GOP in the 2020 election– I am a lifelong registered republican voting straight blue ticket. GOP is a corrupt party of hypocrites and Russian leaning politicians
— Laura Hennessey 🆘✍️ (@LauraHennesse11) September 26, 2020
Reason #1,000,000 why I left the Republican Party and will never ever vote for any of you.
— Mama_C2 (@mama_c2) September 26, 2020
was gonna call this sad but sad called and threatened to sue for defamation so
— shauna (@goldengateblond) September 26, 2020
I feel sorry for you. Nobody with a moral compass would do something like this.
RIP, RBG. You deserve better.
— Florida 4 Biden – 37 days 🇺🇲 (@Leslieoo7) September 26, 2020
This is the most pathetic thing I’ve seen all year.
— David ex Trump voter for Biden Weissman (@davidmweissman) September 27, 2020
No class. No respect. No shame.
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) September 27, 2020